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でも vs. ながら

Postby mattaku » Sun 02.12.2006 7:26 am

Is there a difference in meaning between (例え)_初心者でも and 初心者ながら(も)? I would translate both as "even though he's a beginner". Thanks in advance !
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RE: でも vs. ながら

Postby GyakuGirePanda » Sun 02.12.2006 11:04 am

-ながら means "while" and is use with verbs.
example:
私は勉強しながら、テレビを見ません。
I don't watch T.V. while I study.

I, personally, would use:
初心者ですが・・・

maybe im wrong though...
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RE: でも vs. ながら

Postby AJBryant » Sun 02.12.2006 2:54 pm

Is there a difference in meaning between (例え)_初心者でも and 初心者ながら(も)? I would translate both as "even though he's a beginner".


They are funtionally identical. It's like the difference between "although he's a beginner" and "even though he's a beginner."

-ながら means "while" and is use with verbs.
example:
私は勉強しながら、テレビを見ません。
I don't watch T.V. while I study


It has other functions and uses.


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